Posted on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 by Rebecca Doctrow
For every birthday, mother’s day and father’s day, my sisters and I start a group text about what to get, and my first response is “ugh, I don’t know!” This year started off being no different, but thankfully, Amazon and eBay make great suggestions. We have compiled a list of the 50 best mother’s day gifts for 2014 based on what kind of mom you have. Does she like to travel? Is she a fabulous hostess? Athletic? We have gift ideas for all of those and more!
1. Fossil Georgia Teal Leather Band Stainless Steel Case Women’s Watch ES3316– Fossil makes great, long lasting watches. Many of the designs are classic looks that can be dressed up or worn every day. Their Georgia line combines the classic watch face with a leather band, and this teal one is a fun option.
2. Lodis “Nouveau Onyx” Leather Zip-Around Wallet Black NWT– All of the Lodis wallet products are great gift ideas. Lodis wallets are all made of fine leather and are made with utility in mind. If your mom is someone who likes classic, non-flashy designs, this particular wallet is great for her.
3. Kate Spade New York purses– Kate Spade New York purses are sophisticated and have so many great options that it was hard to pick just one. You can see her products in every time zone and on every continent, whether it’s San Francisco, Sao Paulo or Shanghai. Equip your mother with this chic global look that will always draw the kind of attention she deserves! Go with one that matches your mom’s personality!
4. Myia Passiello “Timeless” Swarovski Cubic Zirconia Tennis Bracelet, 7.25″– This cubic zirconia bracelet looks just like a real diamond bracelet for a fraction of the price. Your mom will be proud to show off the beautiful gift.
5. TARA Pearls Akoya Cultured Pearls and Sterling Silver Earrings and Pendant Necklace Jewelry Set, 18″– These pearl earrings and pendant necklace are great for a luxe mom with a classic style. Make your mom think about you with a broad smile every time she dresses up for an occasion.
6. L’occitane Shea Embrace Gift Set– All of L’Occitane products would make a great gift for mom. The products will help her feel relaxed and luxurious and smelling like she just came from being pampered at a spa! This gift set will leave her feeling soft and moisturized.
7. Carole Hochman pajamas– Nothing is better on a cold and snowy (or rainy) day than curling up in your pajamas with a good book and glass of hot chocolate (wine?). Carole Hochman pajamas are comfortable and are the perfect choice for those days. Pick a set that matches your mom’s personality from the classic Signature line, luxurious Midnight line, or preppy Jane and Bleeker line.
8. Universal Wireless Stereo Bluetooth Headset Headphones For Mobile Cell Phone– Once you leave home, moms always want you to keep in touch, but they are always so busy! Gifting your gadget-loving mom a Bluetooth headset will allow them to talk to you while continuing to drive, do the dishes, or whatever else they may be doing at the time.
9. Belkin Kitchen Stand and Wand / Stylus for Tablets– Paper recipe books are a thing of the past, but no one wants to get their tablets and computers dirty while cooking. This gift is a stand for your tablet so your mom can safely prop it up and read recipes. One great feature of this particular product is that it comes with a stylus so your mom never has to touch the screen with her fingers, keeping the tablet nice and clean!
10. Convert VHS Video Tapes To DVD for Mac / VHS Tapes To DVD Converter for Mac– If your family is anything like mine, you have hours and hours and hours of video on VHS tape and no way to play it anymore. There are many products out there that will let you convert your VHS tapes to DVDs so you can continue to watch them. This particular product is easy to use and highly suggested for those with Mac computers.
11. Garmin nüvi 52LM 5-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps– Now-a-days, many cars are equipped with their own GPS system, but not everyone has a newer car or chose to add the GPS feature. Buying mom a GPS is a great way to ensure that she gets to where she needs to be going and stays safe since she will no longer need to use her small smartphone GPS.
12. NIX Ultra Thin 10 inch Digital Photo Frame with Motion Sensor & 4GB USB Memory Drive– Moms love to show off their families. Give her this digital frame so she can have a steady rotation of hundreds of pictures flashing on her desk at work or proudly displayed in the house.
13. Amazon Fire TV– Moms, professionally working or not, are incredibly busy people. I rarely see my mom sitting down to watch TV, but there are so many shows she wishes she watched. With Amazon Fire TV, you can have products such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and more streamed directly onto your TV with a touch of a button. It is also easy to install and set up, a huge benefit for those busy moms.
14. caseen 8.9″ – 10.1″ Inch Universal Adjustable Folio Stand Tablet Case Cover– Did you buy your mom the Kindle Fire HD tablet that was suggested last year? Buy her a standing case for it this year! This particular product comes in fun patterns and colors like leopard print.
15. Magazine subscription– Magazines are a great gift for mom because they are fast and easy to read. Saving them and taking them on vacations is also a great idea since they are light and take up very little room. For Mother’s Day, Amazon is offering amazing discounts on magazine subscriptions. Pick your mom’s favorite!
16. DVDs– Is your mom taking a staycation? Going to a hotel where the rooms are equipped with DVD players? Give her a great DVD or two, such as new release Saving Mr. Banks, or get her caught up on the latest with Downton Abbey.
17. Rockland 20-inch Lightweight Hardside Spinner Carry-On Luggage – Pink Leopard– With the ever increasing airplane ticket and baggage prices, owning a great piece of carry-on luggage is an excellent idea. This fun piece will give her enough room for that weekend away with the girls, and there is no way that anyone will claim it by mistake! (unless there is another mom on the airplane with an awesome child like you 😉 )
18. SET OF 2 CUPCAKES LUGGAGE SUITCASE BAG TAGS FUN FUNKY TAGS– Everyone has experienced it, the wait at the luggage carousel, watching all black suitcases go around and around, unsure of which one is yours. These luggage tags are unique and will help your mom differentiate her bag from the others, making for a (relatively) stress-free baggage collecting experience.
19. Beach Reads– Beach reads, the book equivalent to the chick flick. Amazon has tons of books for your mom to get lost in on vacation. Remember: it must be light and have a great looking cover! Elin Hilderbrand and Breaking Waves are two of my favorites…
20. Inflatable Travel Flight Pillow Neck U Rest Air Cushion+ Eye Mask+Earbuds– Give your mom the best chance of getting some sleep on a flight with this neck pillow, eye mask, and ear buds. It will give her neck support while cancelling out all of the lights and sounds associated with flying. After all, you mom deserves her beauty sleep, even while traveling! Bonus: the neck pillow is inflatable so it will be light and take up very little space!
21. New Monster Beats by Dr Dre iBeats In Ear Headphones Earphones Black– If your mom likes to listen to music while she sleeps on airplanes, these headphones are an excellent gift. They are noise canceling, so she can keep the volume at a safe level and still hear her music. After all, even if your mom still listens to the beach boys, she deserves a good sound…
22. New Fitbit FLEX Tracker Wireless Activity; Step; Sleep Wristband Pedometer BLACK– For an active mom, it can be important to track activities, but also time consuming. This product tracks hours of sleep, steps taken, distance traveled, active time, and more, and transfers it to her smart phone or computer so she can easily see the results. It also looks like a stylish bracelet!
23. Kelty Pathfinder 3.0 Child Carrier – This is a great gift for dad to buy the active new mom. This product is comfortable to carry and easy to adjust so you can pass it from parent to parent. Just because you have a small child, it doesn’t mean you have to stop your active hiking lifestyle.
24. 10 Minute Trainer DVD Workout– A great gift for the busy mom. Your mom can get fit in just 10 minutes a day from the comfort of home. This package includes 5 10-minute workouts, on-the-go workout cards, some necessary equipment, a recipe guide and more.
25. Zumba Exhilarate Body Shaping System DVD Set Dance fitness Exercise Hand Weights– Help your mom join the Zumba craze that is sweeping the country by giving her this gift. Whether your mom is a pro or a beginner, this kit is essential to her workout. It can also be a fun activity for the family on a dreary day in.
26. ASICS Women’s GEL-Nimbus 15 Running Shoe– Shoes can make or break a workout. Amazon has great suggestions for top shoes for runners, cross trainers, trail runners, and a generally active lifestyle. This particular shoe is the best seller in the running category. Any fitness savvy mother would love to strap these babies on their feet, and jog her ass off (pardon my french… 😉 )
27. The Big Book of Green Smoothie Cravings for Cleanse, Detox and Weight Loss– It seems like everyone is getting into the green smoothie lifestyle these days. This book is packed with tasty recipes for mom to try out.
28. Starting Strength, 3rd edition by Mark Rippetoe– Help your active mom go from a cardio lover to a weight lifting lover. This book will introduce her to basic barbell strength training to help her tone her body.
29. Ginsu 04817 International Traditions 14-Piece Knife Set with Block, Natural– A great knife set is an important staple for any Domestic Artist’s kitchen. This 14-piece set includes 6 steak knives and kitchen shears along with traditional cooking knives. With this product, mom will never have to wonder how she’s going to cut something again.
30. Flirty Aprons Women’s Original Apron– Flirty Aprons makes great, feminine, fun aprons. After all, your mother deserves to look her best while providing a healthy and tasty meal for her beloved family! Check out all of the designs and pick your favorite to give to your mom.
31. Cuisinart CFO-3SS Electric Fondue Maker– Fondue is always a real crowd-pleaser. This top selling fondue pot will be great for parties and can be used for any kind of fondue. It is also nonstick and dishwasher safe, making for easy clean-up.
32. 9 Pcs Set Rabbit Corkscrew Opener Wood Box Wine Bottle Stopper Pourer– Make it extremely easy for your mom to open wine bottles. Pair it with fun wine stoppers and wine glass charms, also found on eBay, and you will have the perfect wine loving mother’s gift.
33. Ninja Master Prep– This is a high quality blender, which is important to have for those moms who need to blend ice cubes (frozen margaritas, anyone?!). To make this gift even better, combine it with the Big Book of Green Smoothie Cravings.
34. Cuisinart CSB-75BC Smart Stick 2-Speed Immersion Hand Blender, Brushed Chrome– My mom swears by her immersion hand blender. It can be used to make blended soups (a great way to sneak in nutritious vegetables!) and more. It is dishwasher safe and the design allows for you to use it in various shaped bowls, pots, and pitchers, making for east clean up and fewer dishes used.
35. HOME GOODS, KITCHEN, FRUIT INFUSION PITCHER, NEW 74 OZ– This pitcher is a great gift idea for moms who like hosting parties in the summertime. An infusion pitcher infuses a fruity taste into teas and waters, creating a fun refreshing drink.
36. Snapware Yarn Tainer Storage Container– If your mom loves to knit and crochet, this is a great gift for her. This container makes it easy to store and transport yarn, won’t shatter, and won’t snag the yarn.
37. me & my BIG ideas 8-Inch by 8-Inch The Ones I Love Scrapbook Box Kit– Creating scrapbooks is a fun activity to do with your mom, and a great way to display your pictures. Amazon has a ton of scrapbooking kits and products for all occasions, but this one was my favorite.
38. Best Sewing Kit for Home, Travel and Emergency Use – Mini Sewing Kit and Sewing Supplies for Kids, Girls Beginners…– This is a great gift for any mom, not just the crafty one. Every mother knows that when kids run around, a good sewing kit and sewing supplies is an essential. She can take it with her everywhere and never have to worry about losing a button again.
39. Singer Vintage Sewing Basket with Sewing Kit Accessories– A great addition to the sewing machine suggested on last year’s list! I know how messy sewing spaces can get with all of the string scattered about, help your mom organize her space with this cute basket, and help replenish her supply of thread, pins, and more.
40. Stanley GR20K Trigger Feed Hot Melt Glue Gun Kit– Glue guns are a great addition to any crafty woman’s supply closet. This gun in your mom’s arsenal will make sure that no gluing job will threaten this tough cowgirl… This one is a highly rated glue gun, so it is perfect for your highly-rated mom! Did I mention that this awesome kit includes glue sticks that bond in 60 seconds.
41. Shea Butter Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap Making Kit– This kit comes with step by step instructions and all the supplies needed to make great smelling soaps. You can do it together or give your mom some alone time with her crafts.
42. Klutz fabulous flowers: create pretty paper blossoms– Sometimes the best part of a gift for a crafty mom is to be able to do the crafts with her kids. This is a great craft to do together, so go ahead and be a little selfish this year. After all, everybody knows that nothing says “I Love You Mom” better then a nice bouquet of beautiful flowers!
If your mom is hard to shop for, sometimes a gift card is the best way to go. Try these suggestions: 43. Best Buy for the Gadget Lover, 44. Spa Finder for the Luxe Mom, 45. American Airlines for the Escape Artist, 46. Under Armor for the Athletic Mom, 47. Williams-Sonoma for the Domestic Artist, and 48. Michaels for the Crafty Mom. Still don’t know what to buy? Gift cards from 49. Amazon and 50. eBay are also excellent gift ideas.
If you still didn’t find the perfect gift for your precious mommy, you can check out our top picks from last year’s Mother’s Day… Oh yeah, no matter what you end up buying – Don’t forget the flowers and card!